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U.S. firm ends sales of Grenfell Tower cladding

United States firm Arconic said it was stopping global sales of its Reynobond PE cladding, which was used in Grenfell Tower , for use in high-rise buildings following the fire. "While we publish general usage guidelines, regulations and codes vary by country and need to be determined by the local building code experts", the company said in an emailed statement in response to the Reuters enquiry.


North Korea denies torturing United States student Otto Warmbier

North Korea denies torturing United States student Otto Warmbier

North Korea has denied torturing a United States student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma . The North's foreign ministry spokesman also said in comments carried by the official KCNA agency that Warmbier was " a victim of the policy of strategic patience " of former US president Barack Obama , whose government never requested his release.


Istanbul LGBT Pride Parade and tourism: A violent NO by Dictator Erdogan

Istanbul LGBT Pride Parade and tourism: A violent NO by Dictator Erdogan

Los Angeles Kings take C Jaret Anderson-Dolan on 2nd day of National Hockey League draft. Turkish police deployed in central Istanbul on Sunday to enforce a ban on the city's annual gay and transgender pride march, blocking off a main street and dispersing groups of demonstrators who gathered nearby.



Modi-Trump meet: Here's what India PM gifted First Lady Melania

Modi, in return, invited thanked Trump and the First Lady for their hospitality and invited them to visit India. The two leaders, who held a meeting at the White House on Monday, also "called on all nations to resolve territorial and maritime disputes peacefully and in accordance with global law", the statement said.


Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

Fires erupted and plumes of dark and white smoke billowed against a blue sky as the bombs slammed into their targets, AFP journalists in Marawi said. "They are the ones facilitating the rigging of the buildings and houses with bombs", Herrera said. Foreign fighters , including those from Chechnya, Indonesia and Malaysia , are among those killed in the Marawi conflict.